Soil moisture variability on a steep slope near a ridge in a forested mountain range, Shikoku, Japan: A model study

Makito Mori, Hirotaka Nagai, Tsuneo Ogata, Daisuke Yasutake, Masaharu Kitano

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Abstract

Variability in soil moisture on a steep slope near a ridge in a forested mountain range, Shikoku, Japan, was studied observationally and numerically. Vertically integrated soil moisture, from a depth of -60 cm to the surface, W, was introduced as a key indicator, and its seasonal variation was analysed on a daily basis from August 2011 to August 2012. The "bucket with a bottom hole" (BBH) model of Teshima et al. (2006) was improved to consider the forest environment in simulating the variation in W. A "big-leaf" model was incorporated into the modified BBH model to estimate transpiration and interception by trees. The simulated soil moisture agreed reasonably with observed values on a daily to inter-seasonal timescale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1112
Number of pages4
JournalBiologia (Poland)
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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